Record numbers expected to flee UK for Easter

Forecasters predict a further month of wintry weather. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Britons are set to flee freezing temperatures in record numbers after airports and tour operators reported a last-minute surge in bookings.

Almost 2 million will fly out over the weekend, a 30% rise on the annual average.

As travellers go in search of the sun, the most popular destinations include Spain, Tunisia, Egypt and Florida.

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Easter getaway delays

Travellers trying to get away for the Easter weekend face delays as the cold weather causes disruptions. A record number are expected to escape the UK to escape the freezing temperatures.